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BT to share malware data with internet service providers to help …

BT has become the first telecommunications provider in the world to start sharing information about malicious software and websites on a large scale with other ISPs, and has urged UK broadband providers to follow its lead.

BT has launched a free collaborative online platform to share its threat intelligence data across the ISP community in a secure and trusted way, as it continues its efforts to protect consumers and businesses from the global cyber-crime industry.

[Read more: What is ransomware? TIps on prevention]

This is in direct response to an initiative led by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to enable ISPs to share detection events, as outlined in its new report -‘Active Cyber Defence – One Year On’ – which details its ongoing efforts to disrupt millions of online commodity attacks against the UK.

This development sees BT alert other ISPs in the UK to any malicious domains

Read more at: http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/computing/security/bt-share-malware-date-isps-cyber-crime-11364248557004

US-version Silk Road: Is PHL ready for Internet’s dark side?

Part One

NEARLY four decades ago, Luke Skywalker rejected Darth Vader’s notion of the Dark Side of the Force. Three decades after The Empire Strikes Back film was released, the Dark Side of the Internet was born.

While it’s unknown if Skywalker yielded, many have been lured, especially those in the illegal-drug trade, to the dark side of the Web.

This so-called dark side of the Web has given birth to the Dark Web or Dark Net. This is the third dimension of cyberspace, according to cybersecurity experts. The other two dimensions are called Surface Web or Clear Net and Deep Web or Deep Net.

Clear Net refers to the domain of casual digital citizens. Any browser can be used to access Clear Net.

Deep Net stores legal documents, medical records and academic information like research studies, among others. These, however, are contents that Google, Bing or Safari have limited or no access to. Accessing

Read more at: https://businessmirror.com.ph/us-version-silk-road-is-phl-ready-for-internets-dark-side/

PSNI Cyber Crime unit warns of new ‘malicious’ PDF on internet …



PSNI Cyber Crime Centre are warning the public of a new cyber attack.PSNI Cyber Crime Centre are warning the public of a new cyber attack.

PSNI Cyber Crime Centre are warning the public of a new cyber attack.

January 30 2018

Police have warned an email containing a malicious PDF document is being circulated on the internet.

PSNI Cyber Crime Centre have warned the email is being circulated by compromising an email account then spamming the contact list of that account.

This email is known to have passed through several organisations and sectors in Northern Ireland.

Cyber Crime Centre advise that if you are in any doubt

Read more at: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/psni-cyber-crime-unit-warns-of-new-malicious-pdf-on-internet-36547159.html

PSNI Cyber Crime unit warns of new ‘malicious’ PDF on internet



PSNI Cyber Crime Centre are warning the public of a new cyber attack.PSNI Cyber Crime Centre are warning the public of a new cyber attack.

PSNI Cyber Crime Centre are warning the public of a new cyber attack.

January 30 2018

Police have warned an email containing a malicious PDF document is being circulated on the internet.

PSNI Cyber Crime Centre have warned the email is being circulated by compromising an email account then spamming the contact list of that account.

This email is known to have passed through several organisations and sectors in Northern Ireland.

Cyber Crime Centre advise that if you are in any doubt

Read more at: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/psni-cyber-crime-unit-warns-of-new-malicious-pdf-on-internet-36547159.html

Internet Security Threats Predictions for 2018

Cyber-crime has become one of the greatest threats to businesses, government institutions, and individuals, as hackers are constantly finding new targets and advanced tools to break through cyber defenses. As technology improves, new vulnerabilities are discovered and new obstacles challenge security professionals.

The past year was followed by a number of high-impact cyber-attacks. Namely, a number of devastating, high-impact cyber-attacks like rumors that the US election was hacked, marked 2017. Apart from the rumors regarding the hacked US election, there were ransomware attacks all over the world, and of course, the Equifax breach.

Unfortunately, as challenging as it is today, cyber-security threats will likely get worse in the future, as attacks get more sophisticated. As the years pass, the global security threat outlook keeps on developing. In order to fight this threat, all business entities must understand and learn how to cope with

Read more at: http://www.alleywatch.com/2018/01/internet-security-threats-predictions-for-2018/

Internet Security Threats Predictions for 2018 – AlleyWatch

Cyber-crime has become one of the greatest threats to businesses, government institutions, and individuals, as hackers are constantly finding new targets and advanced tools to break through cyber defenses. As technology improves, new vulnerabilities are discovered and new obstacles challenge security professionals.

The past year was followed by a number of high-impact cyber-attacks. Namely, a number of devastating, high-impact cyber-attacks like rumors that the US election was hacked, marked 2017. Apart from the rumors regarding the hacked US election, there were ransomware attacks all over the world, and of course, the Equifax breach.

Unfortunately, as challenging as it is today, cyber-security threats will likely get worse in the future, as attacks get more sophisticated. As the years pass, the global security threat outlook keeps on developing. In order to fight this threat, all business entities must understand and learn how to cope with

Read more at: http://www.alleywatch.com/2018/01/internet-security-threats-predictions-for-2018/

Cyber Security: The Dark Side of the Internet

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Cyber Security : The Dark Side of the Internet

The internet is a vast, unlit wasteland where predators, terrorists, uber criminals, thieves, con-artists, pedophiles, sexual predators, character assassins-for-hire, and foreign government agents lurk undetected, unchecked, and ungoverned.  A recent report by a government crime data publication cited internet crime as “by far” the largest type of theft and it is growing faster than any other type of criminal activity. 1 A former high ranking FBI official opined that  internet based theft is the “perfect crime” because the risk of being caught is approaching “zero” and the ability to become involved and commit a criminal act, such as theft, is easier than any other type of crime.2

In April, 2012 Bradley Cohen, a wealthy Los Angeles

Read more at: http://www.texasgopvote.com/security/cyber-security-dark-side-internet-0010477

‘No one is safe on Internet, data vulnerable to cyber crime’

‘No one is safe on Internet, data vulnerable to cyber crime’

 

Staff Reporter,

The recently held global ransomware attack have introduced the society to their vulnerability to cybercrime and realised the desperate need for further action on this front by the Government. India was the largest victim of the ransomware attack with a software security firm estimating nearly 20,000 organisations were affected.

Outdated and pirated software, ancient hardware, carelessness towards cyber security and less knowledge regarding modern technology have made India to stand vulnerable to the new generation of cyber crime.
Mahesh Rakheja, a renowned technical public speaker and a Cyber security expert or a ‘white hat hacker’, has revealed many unknown facts about cyber crime and the mistakes we do in our daily life. The workshop was jointly organised by Nagpur City Police and Directorate of Information and Public Relation at Divisional Commissioner Office on Tuesday.

The Government’s ambitious

Read more at: http://thehitavada.com/Encyc/2018/1/24/%E2%80%98No-one-is-safe-on-Internet,-data-vulnerable-to-cyber-crime-.aspx

Trisis nation-state authored malware leaked onto internet

malware under the magnifying glass

Nation state authored malware has been mistakenly put online that could enable hackers to compromise safety systems at power plants.


According to reports by Cyberscoop, it is claimed that multinational energy technology company Schneider Electric posted a file containing malware to VirusTotal.


The report said that Schneider Electric obtained the file in question, titled “Library.zip,” while gathering evidence on a data breach in the Middle East. The file contains the malware called Trisis or Triton. It is believed that the malware has already been used to shut down an an oil and gas facility in the Middle East last December.


According to Josh Mayfield, director at FireMon, by controlling the safety systems, Trisis will most likely be used to command the industrial control systems (ICS) to perform actions that could overwhelm a nuclear plant, oil and gas operation, or utility grid with Schneider Electric

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/news/trisis-nation-state-authored-malware-leaked-onto-internet/article/738068/

How Brett Johnson, the ‘Original Internet Godfather’, walked away from his cybercrime past

It’s 7am and I’m driving through Hull city centre to pick up Brett Johnson, known in cyberspace by the alias Gollumfun and dubbed the “Original Internet Godfather” by the US Secret Service.

Johnson was on the notorious US most wanted list in 2006, before being arrested for cybercrime and laundering $4m. I’ve never met anyone whose name has been on that list, and so our encounter comes with some level of subliminal intimidation. Turns out, he’s both casual and friendly and I’m keeping an open mind.

But I also have to remind myself that he’s a former cybercriminal, who invented a “popular” online tax-return fraud scheme, plenty of identity theft variants and ShadowCrew – the precursor to the dark web.

We’re scheduled to spend two days together. I invited Johnson to give a talk at the Business School of the University of Hull and, some weeks after his talk –

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/cybercrime-brett-johnson-original-internet-godfather-money-laundering-fraud-a8139151.html